This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent is the clinical consultant for the Chief and Associate Chief, Pharmacy Service. The Clinical Services Supervisor/Anticoagulation Program Manager supervises ambulatory care, mental health, pain, and infectious disease clinical pharmacy specialists and the clinical pharmacy technician. The incumbent monitors, develops, and evaluates the activities of the clinical pharmacy specialists who have scopes of practice and coordinates pertinent educational and clinical programs. As the Anticoagulation Program Manager, the incumbent will serve as the lead for the anticoagulation management program at the Sioux Falls VA. A portion of the responsibilities will be to provide direct patient care, including staffing in the anticoagulation clinic. Serves as the Clinical Consultant to the Chief, Pharmacy Service Line Serves as the clinical manager for all of SFVAHCS including both inpatient and ambulatory clinical practices Assists in planning and implementing of Pharmacy quality assurance activities Assists in the therapeutic recommendations for selected disease according to best evidence or VHA and/or SFVAHCS published guidelines Ensures timely completion of all position pre-requisites and requirements established by SFVAHCS, VISN 23, and VHA (e.g., documentation of licensure, education hours, mandatory training, unsigned notes) Effectively instructs patients and family members in the appropriate use of medications. Is able to adjust communication and tracking methods based on age and developmental considerations. Is able to accurately assess and document patient comprehension. Is able to refer patients to educational programs provided at the medical center by multidisciplinary teams The clinical pharmacy specialist is directly involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of therapeutic drug plans to achieve definite outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers in assigned areas Provides patient-specific therapeutic drug monitoring and communicates relevant findings and appropriate treatment plans to the patient care team Performs continuous evaluation of prescribed medications to assure optimal drug therapy Documents clinical interventions in CPRS in a timely and professional manner Promotes and monitors compliance with established drug therapy policies Works with providers to ensure compliance with national, VISN, and local initiatives Ensure the SFVA anticoagulation program meets the requirements in the national directive Serve as the lead subject matter expert in the oversight, design, implementation and function of the anticoagulation management program Maintains a high standard for ensuring the quality monitoring program in the area of anticoagulation therapy Collaborates on the development processes and procedures in areas where anticoagulants are used with practice area leads Standardizes practice for anticoagulation management program through activities such as educational initiatives, regular staff meetings and journal clubs Coordinates quality monitoring program activities for the anticoagulation management program Ensures availability of anticoagulation patient education materials and classes, as applicable Develop performance standards that are realistic, challenging, and support the organizational mission, vision and goals Serve as a member of VHA, VISN, SFVAHCS committees, as assigned Establish work schedules and allocate staff as needed to provide adequate coverage. Maintain time and attendance records and approve leave. Interview employment candidates, makes selection recommendations, conducts performance reviews and competency assessments, and recommends special advancement, within grade increases or disciplinary action to the Pharmacy Professional Standards Board; Chief and Associate Chief, Pharmacy Service Line as appropriate Promotes good labor management relations and supports Equal Opportunity program initiatives in daily activities Develops, implements, and conducts service level programs, including operational, educational, clinical, financial and research activities Provides first level supervision to supervisors, pharmacists, pharmacy residents, technicians, students and volunteers Design and complete research projects that involve clinical pharmacist's functions, quality assurance, drug use evaluations, or pharmacotherapy Serves as a mentor for other pharmacists to complete research projects Work Schedule: Full time, Monday - Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Yes
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